The HARVARD is an advanced training aircraft designed by North American Aviation in 1942, and is a classic warbird from days gone by. The Harvards were used during several wars as a combat aircraft from the thirties into the sixties, and are still popular today featuring in many airshows and air races - and probably the best known training aircraft of all time!

The Harvard makes a distinctive snarl during flight, produced by the 600 horsepower Pratt & Whitney radial engine together with its nine foot propeller which approaches sonic speeds. With a top speed of around 335km/h this machine will certainly leave the crowds gasping, and provides a certain sense of nostalgia for the skilled pilots who flew these into earlier triumphs.

Engine   1× Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp radial engine, 600 hp (450 kW)
Seats   2 (student and instructor)
Loaded weight   5,617 lb (2,548 kg)
Standard Empty Weight   4,158 lb (1,886 kg)
Maximum Speed   208 mph at 5,000 ft (335 km/h at 1,500 m)
Cruise Speed   145 mph (233 km/h)
Service Ceiling   24,200 ft (7,400 m)
Range   730 miles (1,175 km)
Length   29 ft (8.84 m)
Height   11 ft 8 in (3.57 m)
Wing Span   42 ft (12.81 m)